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mike seidel. he's in kansas city, where this storm, by the way, is hitting two days after that huge explosion and fire in the downtown area. but it's just one of the cities in the path. mike, good evening. >> and good evening, brian. so far this storm has been responsible for five deaths here in kansas city. a wall of white rolled through this morning, dumping snow, as much as 3 inches an hour, shutting down the airport and causing a state of emergency. that scene was repeated across many cities and areas of the midwest. armed with snowplows and shovels, the midwest today tried its best to fight back against a wicked winter storm that brought strong winds. near whiteout conditions. even thundersnow. as the deadly system that brought record snow to arizona, oklahoma and texas swept into the great plains today, schools and businesses were closed, and transportation in several states nearly ground to a halt. in kansas, authorities closed dozens of roads and highways, including a 90-mile stretch of interstate 70. parts of the state were buried under more than 14 inches of snow today. it
, about 250 cities across the state have banned pot dispensaries. at usf today the seven justices of the state's top court heard arguments from one of those cities, riverside, which banned them and was sued as a result. the justices appeared skeptical of the arguments made on behalf of the medical marijuana industry. >> we're only asking for a very simple ruling, exactly what the statute says. you can't ban -- >> i just think it lends itself to lots of different kinds of unanswered questions and further litigati litigation. >> reporter: the justices were less severe in their treatment of the one who pointed out there's nothing in the medical marijuana law prohibiting local government from enacting bans on pot clubs. >> the state and federal government and implement a safe distribution for the medical use of marijuana. that has not happened. >> reporter: a medical marijuana advocate who attended the hearing said it seemed clear to him local governments can only regulate the medical pot industry, not ban it altogether. >> we need regulations through prohibition. prohibition has not
the ancient city of timbuktu from militants, french forces in action again in the northern part of country. nbc's reporter is on the ground in timbuktu tonight. >> reporter: french fighter jets pounded arms depots and jihadist training camps, another major operation in this three-week long assault against al qaeda militants in the north of mali. 30 aircraft were involved in this operation to the north of key town. last time four somalians and french force. meanwhile, here in the legendary city of timbuktu, west african troops have been pouring in during the day to help to secure the outskirts of the city. meanwhile, the french troops have been moving out further into the desert. some were cheered as they went. at the end of this, the first week of freedom for the people of timbuktu for many, many months. lester? >>> new details emerging tonight in the story of sarai sierra, a mother of two found murdered in istanbul, turkey this weekend. >> reporter: one day after the body of sarai sierra was found in istanbul's old city, the police chief confirmed the american tourist was murdered. the ev
effect this week? >> reporter: he has got one more public appearance here in vatican city. he is going to hold his weekly audience on wednesday. and that is again expected to draw huge, huge crowds. he retires officially on thursday. he will fly out of here and go to castel gandolfo where he will stay for two months before he comes back to the vatican to go into his renovated monastery. lester? >> anne thompson at the vatican. thank you. >>> starting this wednesday, we will have continuing coverage of the pope's resignation on "nbc nightly news" as well as the "today" show, msnbc and nbcnews.com. >>> when "nbc nightly news" continues on this sunday, we will have the latest bizarre twist in the oscar pistorius case. >>> and later on, this academy awards night the real diplomats who live through the ordeal dramatized in one of this year's top films. >>> there was yet another surprise twist today in the case of oscar pistorius, who is accused of killing his girl friend and has been free on bail since friday. nbc's michelle kosinski has been following can the case for us in south africa. h
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